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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Reading, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned as Blue. Cask as Oxfordshire Blue.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; whole leaf hops.
"Distinctively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled."


Kikuzzo's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, - JAN 23, 2013
In cask. Molto inglesemente liscia, secca e beverina. un po’ di agrumi e malto. Una non dura molto...


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (437) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
bottle. Very lively pour, thick head and light amber golden colour. Fresh floral hops on caramel malts. Great smooth mouthfeel. Straighforward and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1836) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
@ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Hazy amber-brown color, thick head that drops to a full head cover, waves of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that adds floral hops before the finish. Simple, but quite enjoyable to drink. A good example of a bottle conditioned British ESB. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2434) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2014
On cask at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is pale orange and slightly hazy with a soapy white head of broken bubbles. Fresh bread and dough aroma with citrus and floral hops. A really nice blend of hop and malt character. Ridiculously smooth on the palate. refreshing and silky. Goes down like water. Beers like this are meant to be served in this format. It’s really a different experience having a low abv English beer from the cask as opposed to other serving mediums. Delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3678) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
Orange clear pour with decent head and lacing. Some malt., not much hops here. A meaty cask consistency. Finishes malty with a touch of salt. Cask at Churchkey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (603) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2014
bottled bought at the local grocery store. I had this ale a few times in the past and now revisited it. Overall: great! a great herbal hops aromatic golden color ale, Very hoppy in taste, refreshing. For a price of 2 euros a bargain!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (1135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale golden color, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, corny. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, hoppy, fruity, floral, caramel. Medium bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Clear, amber with a soft tan head. Aroma is malty, fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, very malty. Fresh, grassy hops. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10699) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100313

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5978) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of mild hops, fruits, caramel and grass. Flavor of caramel malts, toffee and nut notes, fruits and hay. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5574) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 14.02.2009
Aroma is somewhat hoppy with floral notes, some fruits and forree. Flavour is slightly sweet with toffee, hops, some fruits, floral notes, nuts and biscuits. Refreshing, but be sure to get a fresh bottle – this one turns flat rather quickly.


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